Bayon: Not Just a Pretty Face

A little while ago I had written about the most prominent feature of Bayon Temple near Siem Reap in Cambodia- the intriguing faces carved on every side of the temple towers.  However this is hardly the only interesting feature about the temple. I was also quite fascinated by the large panels of bas-relief carvings on…

Bayon: The Serene & Mysterious Faces

The faces carved on the towers of Bayon temple form part of the group of most recognisable images of the Angkor Achaeological park. The inscrutable faces stare at you- some smiling, some pensive and you wonder what the people who built them were trying to tell you. Bayon temple was constructed in the late 12th…